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Earthen Architecture

Earthen buildings come in a vast variety of shapes and sizes, made from materials like fired clay, compressed dirt and a mixture of clay, sand, straw and water. People have been using various forms of earth to build structures for centuries, from the traditional thatched cottages in Devon, England to the pueblo villages of the American west. The ancient ‘rammed earth’ building technique has been used in Neolithic architecture sites and modern cathedrals alike.Here are 10 diverse examples of structures made from earthen materials.

See 10 Mud and Dirt Buildings here!


posted by S A J Shirazi @ 7:45 AM,


At December 23, 2009 at 8:04 PM, Blogger jalalHB said...

We are reverting to old technologies - our villages abound in such technology already


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